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13 November 2016

Asakveien: a deadly quick clay landslide in Norway on Thursday

On Thursday afternoon a quick clay landslide occurred at Asakveien in Norway, tragically killing three Lithuanian forestry workers

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11 November 2016

St-Luc-de-Vincennes: a spectacular quick clay (?) slide in Quebec

A spectacular and dramatic landslide at St-Luc-de-Vincennes in Quebec, Canada yesterday has the hallmarks of a quick clay slide

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4 November 2016

The Nera River landslide triggered by the Norcia earthquake

The Norcia earthquake last weekend triggered the Nera River landslide, a 600,000 cubic metre rock slope failure that blocked the river

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21 October 2016

The Aberfan victims and survivors

The Aberfan victims and survivors Today is the 50th anniversary of Aberfan, an event that will be commemorated both at the site and across the United Kingdom.  It is of course a day to remember the Aberfan victims, the majority of whom were children and teachers at the Pantglas Junior School, and to hear accounts of the survivors.  Those lost are remembered in a simple memorial garden at Aberfan, with …

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17 October 2016

The Aberfan Disaster: a simple guide to what happened

A simple guide to what happened on the day of the Aberfan disaster, which killed 144 people, most of them children, 50 years ago this week

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14 October 2016

Aletsch landslide: significant acceleration of movement

The movement rate of the Aletsch landslide in Switzerland has increased significantly in the last few days, and is now about 80 cm per day

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11 October 2016

The Sucun landslide: missed opportunities to protect the village

The Sixth Tone has published two articles evaluating the missed opportunities to prevent the Sucun landslide disaster in China, which killed 27 people last week

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7 October 2016

Landslides in Art Part 28: Cantata Memoria – in memory of the Aberfan Disaster

Cantata Memoria is a musical composition by Karl Jenkins, released today, in memory of the October 1966 Aberfan landslide disaster in South Wales,

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6 October 2016

Liukuo Hot Spring: a major landslide on the Southern Cross Island Highway in Taiwan

Earlier this week a major landslide, caught on video, blocked the Southern Cross Island Highway at Liukou Hot Spring in Taiwan

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5 October 2016

Aletsch: a major developing post-glacial rockslide

A major post-glacial rockslide is developing on the flanks of the Moosfluh above the Aletsch Glacier in Canton du Valais in Swizerland

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4 October 2016

The Sucun Village landslide in China and prospects for landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

The Sucun Village landslide in China killed 27 people, whilst there are worrying prospects of landslides in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew

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22 September 2016

Wye River: landslides in the aftermath of a forest fire in Australia

The small town of Wye River in Australia, which was devastated by a forest fire in December 2015, is being affected by many rainfall triggered landslides

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20 September 2016

A science story that just won’t die: the Canary Island Megatsunami scare rears its head once more

Like a zombie that refuses to die, the Canary Islands megatsunami scare story has once again re-emerged to the normal hysterical headlines

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7 September 2016

Why maintaining forest roads is important – a large landslide triggered by a small culvert failure

Why maintaining forest roads is important – a large landslide triggered by a small culvert failure in the Six Rivers National Forest in California

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4 September 2016

Taplejung: another burst of fatal landslides in Nepal

Over the last few days, 19 people have been killed by landslides in Nepal, with the most serious impacts occurring in Taplejung in the east of the country.

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31 August 2016

Landslides from the 2016 Central Italy earthquake

alvatore Martino of CERI in Rome has kindly provided a first report and images of landslides triggered by the 24th August 2016 Central Italy Earthquake

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30 August 2016

The official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil

Yesterday the official report into the Samarco Tailings Dam failure in Brazil was released. A website has been created to allow the report to be downloaded. The investigation documents a long series of management problems at the site prior to the final collapse.

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23 August 2016

Kleine Gaisl: a large rockfall in the Italian Dolomites

Last weekend Kleine Gaisl, a mountain in the Italian Dolomites, suffered a series of large rockfalls with a combined volume of about 700,000 cubic metres

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15 August 2016

The Dzongu landslide: overtopped but not drained

Water started to overtop the Dzongu landslide dam in Sikkim, India yesterday. To date the flow appears to be stable, with the channel widening rather than incising.

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13 August 2016

Dzongu: a worrying valley blocking landslide in Sikkim, India

Reports have emerged of a large valley-blocking landslide on the Kanaka River in Sikkim, northern India. A large lake has already started to form.

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